In the spotlight

30 minutes to a more connected family

If you’re looking for ways to ensure your family stays connected, look no further than the evening meal. Dr Laura Markham says having dinner together is life-changing – for everyone. You’ve probably heard that having dinner together as a family is a good thing for...

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Help your toddler learn to sleep Part 2

In our last issue we discussed the fact that toddlers need adequate sleep to rise to the developmental challenges that fill their lives, from controlling their temper on the playground to staying on top of their own bodily functions. It might not feel like it now, but...

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Is social media bad for your mental health?

With Facebook admitting that it can be bad for you, the debate about the effects of social media on our mental health has once again been put under the spotlight. What are the risks of using social media? And are there any benefits? Pippa Naudé investigates. “My...

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12 Ways to Protect your Child from Stress

Dr Laura Markham talks us through stress in infancy and childhood and how to protect your children from it. The greatest dangers to our kids may not be the ones we worry most about or the ones that make the evening news. Stress researchers now believe that the...

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Help Your Toddler Learn to Sleep

Sleep issues are every parent’s bugbear. In this first article in a two-part series, Dr Laura Markham tells you how to teach your toddler the habit of falling asleep – and staying that way! Toddlers don’t seem to have an off switch. Often, when they’re tired, they...

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Preventing middle child syndrome

Preventing middle child syndrome by Dr Laura Markham Studies have found that middle children are often less close to their parents. That makes sense: they never had time as an ‘only’ child the way the oldest child did, and they had to stop being the baby when another...

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More than Morning Sickness

When the morning sickness doesn’t go away, hyperemesis gravidarum could be at play. Registered nurse, lactation consultant and childbirth educator Samantha Crompton explains exactly what this condition is and how to treat it. “I was very excited when I found out I was...

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The ABCs of Burns

Burns are a devastating form of trauma. These injuries are associated with high mortality rates, physical disabilities, lengthy rehabilitation as well as cosmetic disfigurement. Burning can happen in an instant, but it can be prevented by always being vigilant and...

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Tips to boost your baby's immune system

Help your baby’s sensitive immune system keep her healthy. Midwife Philippa Hime provides advice on keeping the germs at bay this season. Right from the beginning, parents try their utmost to keep their babies healthy and protect them from germs. It is in the first...

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